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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2019

Rosebud Woman Indicted for Assault and Child Abuse Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault With a Dangerous Weapon and Child Abuse.

Victoria Smashed Ice, age 26, was indicted on May 14, 2019.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on May 17, 2019, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years up to life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 1, 2019, Smashed Ice assaulted a child with shod feet, she repeatedly kicked the child while wearing cowboy boots with the intent to do bodily harm.  The Indictment further alleges that Smashed Ice abused, exposed, tortured, tormented, and cruelly punished the child.

The charges are merely accusations and Smashed Ice is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Elmore is prosecuting the case.   

Smashed Ice was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
Violent Crime
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Updated May 17, 2019